Category Archives: Towns

In the run up to Calderdale’s Year of Culture in 2024, local groups and organisations are invited to apply for grants from a £50,000 fund, to support cultural opportunities. The year 2024 marks 50 years since Calderdale became a borough. To celebrate, Calderdale Council is hosting a Year of Culture, to inspire, entertain, and showcase… read more … about Opportunity for local groups to celebrate CultureDale>>

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Friday 22 September 2023 marks 183 years since the death of Anne Lister, and organisations around Calderdale are taking part in a programme of events to celebrate her remarkable life and legacy. The famous diarist, landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister, was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791 and died on… read more … about Celebrating the remarkable life and legacy of Anne Lister>>

Visitors gathered around the Anne Lister statue at the Piece Hall

Work to transform Elland town centre has taken a major step forward, with Calderdale Council appointing the contractors to deliver the projects. Over £6million of funding from the Future High Streets Fund is being invested in the centre of Elland, supporting improvements to public spaces, the main shopping areas around Southgate and the refurbishment of… read more … about Plans for Elland take a step forward>>

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The transformation of the historic Halifax Borough Market has moved a step closer, after the multi-million-pound revitalisation project reached significant milestones. Calderdale Council is investing nearly £4.5 million into a thriving future for the market hall as a focal point for shopping, business and leisure in Halifax, after it successfully secured £11.7 million from the… read more … about Securing a thriving future for historic Halifax Borough Market>>

Calderdale Council is taking action to protect local heritage, by proposing to give part of West Vale a special conservation status to preserve assets of historic interest. A large part of Calderdale’s distinctive character, which creates local pride and tourism, is thanks to its heritage buildings. The protection and transformation of these buildings contributes to… read more … about Protecting the historic character of Calderdale>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council and the Brighouse Town Deal Board are thanking the thousands of people who saw the latest plans for the future of Brighouse, and the hundreds who had their say, during a three-week engagement process on the £19.1 million Town Deal. The government-funded projects, which aim to transform Brighouse by encouraging more people to… read more … about Brighouse residents and businesses thanked for having their say on £19.1 million Town Deal plans>>

People at events sharing plans for Brighouse

Work is progressing as part of a major road improvement programme which is set to improve journey times, reduce congestion and support active travel. The A646/A6033 Corridor Improvement Programme stretches from Todmorden to Skircoat Moor, near Halifax and is being delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. It aims to address long-standing issues… read more … about Transforming travel around Hebden Bridge>>

Hebden Bridge

Work to transform Elland town centre is progressing, with local feedback being used to develop revised plans for the Southgate area of the town and the Coronation Street car park. Over £6million of funding from the Future High Streets Fund is set to transform the centre of Elland, through improvements to public spaces and the… read more … about Council reveals new plans for Elland town centre following local feedback>>

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